Herpes simplex virus infections of the central nervous system: encephalitis and meningitis, including Mollaret's.

@article{Tyler2004HerpesSV,
  title={Herpes simplex virus infections of the central nervous system: encephalitis and meningitis, including Mollaret's.},
  author={Kenneth L. Tyler},
  journal={Herpes : the journal of the IHMF},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 Suppl 2},
  pages={57A-64A}
}
Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) is a life-threatening consequence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection of the central nervous system (CNS). Although HSE is rare, mortality rates reach 70% in the absence of therapy and only a minority of individuals return to normal function. Antiviral therapy is most effective when started early, necessitating prompt diagnosis. The International Herpes Management Forum (IHMF) has issued guidelines to aid the diagnosis and treatment of HSE. Polymerase chain… CONTINUE READING
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